Canon XA10 vs Panasonic HC-V250

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Canon XA10
Panasonic HC-V250

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.8" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

691,600 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XA10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (691,600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
0.14MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2.37MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

0.13MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has an optical zoom of 50x, however the Canon XA10 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (40x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

99% bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V250 is 150x (digital). That's 148x bigger than the Canon XA10 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

0.3lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, however the Canon XA10 is a 1.3lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.3lx bigger).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 216g weight camcorder. That's 559g lighter than the Canon XA10 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$750 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V250 costs $750.11 less than the Canon XA10.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.37MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

0.13MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 10x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (40x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Seventy-four times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 has a digital zoom of 2x. That's 148x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V250 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

0.3lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum illumination of 1.3lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.3lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 775g weight camcorder. That's 559g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V250 (216g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$750 more expensive
The Canon XA10 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V250 by $750.11.
Over two years older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic HC-V250 by three years.
3 Reasons Against
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Canon XA10 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Four times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic HC-V250 is only 230,400 pixels display resolution, but the Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (691,600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Less retailers
Only 2 stores sells the Panasonic HC-V250, whereas 7 shops sell the Canon XA10. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Awards

2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
pcactual.com: Recommended
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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 150x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 2.06 - 103

Storage

Flash Memory
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.3lx 1lx
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 EXIF
 JPS
 EXIF
 JPS
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Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Video Recording Time
5.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-808 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 65 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
775g 216g
BEST
Height
205mm 59mm
Depth
177mm 116mm
Width
130mm 53mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.1
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
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